In observance of the Independence Day holiday, DCRA will be closed and no construction will be allowed on Monday, July 4, 2022 without an after-hours permit. You may report illegal construction by submitting an Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form during normal business hours or calling 311.

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Zero Energy / Zero Carbon

DCRA in conjunction with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to bring you Washington DC’s first volunteer Net-Zero Energy (NZE) Program. This industry-leading program is designed to help you meet the archievable goal of going Net-Zero regardless of project type or size. These helpful documents and guides were created to introduce the concept of DC NZE.

For NZE program questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing about your project.

How to Participate



Resources and Information

Check out our NZE guides developed by New Buildings Institute (NBI); winner of our NZE education and outreach grant.

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